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INEZ GRAY

Born: Aug 01, 1941

Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2016

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INEZ GRAY It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Inez in a tragic auto accident on November 26, 2016 in Weslaco, Texas. Inez was born in Erickson, Manitoba on August 1, 1941 and lived there until she married her husband Tom Gray. They lived in many places across Manitoba as well as a short time in Ontario as Tom moved frequently with the Royal Bank. Inez worked for the Royal Bank, Hudson's Bay Company, St. Paul's Care Home and Woolco until they both retired 1994. Left to cherish her memory are husband Tom; daughter Debbie (Leo) Strid, grandchildren Nicole and Isabelle; son Duane (Keri) Gray, grandchildren Emma, Cullen and Xander; sisters Jean Shellborn and Ruth (Vern) English, brother Alan (Valerie) Soltys, brother-in-law Jerry (Pat) Gray, Aunt Vi Soltys, plus numerous nephews and nieces. Inez and Tom moved to Lake Metigoshe in 1994 and spent over 20 years there together. They spent winters in Magic Valley Park in Weslaco, Texas. Family was most important to Inez and she made sure they were taken care of. She enjoyed spending time at the lake playing cribbage with Tom, Debbie and Duane, family members and many friends. Inez had a passion for many things. She was always busy with crafts including crocheting, cross-stitching, knitting slippers, sewing and making jams and jellies. She had a caring heart for everyone, which you could see when she was around others. At her request, a private family service has been held with interment at the Erickson Cemetery. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 10, 2016

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Inez a lady who I loved and admired. A lady with a warm, caring, loving heart who left her love with everyone she knew. I will miss our visits, our coffee and cake on my deck. My life was blessed that I had Inez as a friend. I will miss you. Tom and family my prayers are with you. - Posted by: Heather (A friend who always had a hug for me) on: Jan 28, 2017

  • We are very sorry to hear of Inez's tragic passing. Our thoughts are with you Tom,our deepest condolences! We have fond memories of the times we shared! - Posted by: Joan & Frank Ryplanski (Freind) on: Dec 13, 2016

  • Tom and family. We were so saddened to hear of Inez's accidental passing. May the many fond memories comfort you in this most difficult time. We have fond memories of time shared with your family in Steinbach and Thunder Bay. - Posted by: Marilyn and George Peters (RBC colleague and friends) on: Dec 12, 2016

  • We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Inez. Although our paths have not crossed for many years, we feel honored to have known her while visiting our family at the lake many years ago. Such a truly genuine and kind person. Our deepest condolences to your family. Les & Nola Keene . - Posted by: Les & Nola Keene (Family Friend from Lake Metigoshe) on: Dec 12, 2016

  • So sad to hear of Inez's passing. Our thoughts are with you Tom and your family. - Posted by: Bill and Phyllis Willox (Friends ) on: Dec 10, 2016

  • Over the years we did many things together & I will miss her very much. - Posted by: marj adams (very good & long time friend,from metigoshe.) on: Dec 10, 2016

  • So very sorry to hear of Inez's passing. We have fond memories of years gone by. Our condolences to you Tom & family Dave & Bonnie MacPherson - Posted by: Dave & Bonnie MacPherson (RBC friends) on: Dec 10, 2016

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